On November 6, 2013 by shanahanbreanna





Artist Name: Olivia Brouwer

Title: Whitecaps

Media: Oil Paint


Scale: 2.5 x 3 ft.

Class: Painting 2
Project Title and Requirement: Figure in GroundIMG_30
Artist Statement:  
The objective for this assignment was to capture the figure and ground to visually compete with one another. I chose the element of water to represent the figure in the way that shapes of paint combine impressionistically to create the atmosphere of water. The highlights of the water, where I carved thin horizontal lines into the wood panel, signify the ground as tbe exposure of wood reveals the literal background of the painting. The receding carvings are in the background, but they seem to act as highlights of the water as well; thus, the competing figure and ground.